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My name is Ghoroub (34), I work in the potato harvest. I earn $4 per work day. I am from Hama and was living in a village called Tal Al Tout. In the beginning of the Syrian revolution in 2011, there were people from our village that participated in peaceful demonstrations but once after a demonstration, the regime army entered into the area and broke into homes looking for youth. They stole our money, but luckily they did not arrest anyone from our family. We were scared and fled to the city where we stayed at my uncle’s house for two days and then fled with my brothers to Lebanon.

When we asked Ghoroub about her top three needs, she listed heater, carpet for the ground of her tent and mattresses, for herself and her two sisters. For other needs, she listed a diesel fuel oven/heater and oil and blankets. She said “I would like to have a sewing machine because i have experience on it.”


Deb, Brian, Isabelle and Griffin Files
We are the Files Family: Brian, Deb and teens Isabelle and Griffin, living in a quirky old house near the Kennebec River in our adopted community of Gardiner, ME. We share our lives with a busy group of furry and feathered family members, enjoy learning about culture through food, love family game nights, music and day trips around Maine & New England.
$2000 Goal

While we often prefer to make our contributions to individuals quietly, this time the Files Family is going public and asking for all of you to help support a strong woman living a world away. Here in Central Maine, winter is beginning and we enjoy the comforts of central heating in our peaceful lives. In the refugee camps in Lebanon the conditions are not quite what most of us can truly understand (wet and muddy, soon to turn frigid), though imagining is discomforting, painful. Ghoroub asks for very basic comforts to help her and her sisters. If I eased your day once, if you know you can call on me for an ear, a meal, a dog walk, if you meant to send a holiday card…please, make a donation, however small, to help make a direct positive impact on the life of another. We are strong believers in the power of a community to create positive change. Help us keep believing.


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At least four quarterly emails will be sent to all contributors with status and progress reports related to activity on the campaign. This may include information about the successful transfer of funds to a hospital, a photo of the recipient after a successful surgery, etc.


Contributors will be provided with a local address to send food, clothes, school supplies and letters of support directly to the family’s door. This is a great way to build one-to-one relationships and potentially provide more needed support down the road. Plus, everything included in the $5 reward.


Attend a live video chat session with the host and refugee. Introduce yourself and time-permitting, spark up a conversation along with others involved in the campaign. A translator will be provided for English when needed. Plus, everything included in the $5 and $15 rewards.


Engage in a 30 minute one-to-one live video chat. An arabic translator will be provided for French or English. Plus, everything included in the $5, $15 and $25 rewards.


Everything in the $45 reward, four times! You can give them away to others or enjoy them all yourself. Each of the four rewards comes with everything offered in the $45 reward and below.


Thinking of traveling? Humanwire can help with recommendations for your itinerary. This could be a great opportunity to meet and connect more closely with the refugee family that will be benefitting from your contribution. For dinner, Humanwire will provide local transportation for everyone. Also, everything included in all prior rewards.

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No rewards for me thank you (or maybe I would like rewards), I just want to make a donation for a certain amount to Ghoroub.

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